Guillermo del Toro’s new monster flick is due out July 12th 2013 and there is no doubt it could well be one of the biggest films of the year, and this is of course we survive the so-called end of the world at the end of 2012! Big monsters Vs men driving giant robots sounds just too good to be true and Del Toro is the perfect candidate to direct such a film. It is about areas around the Pacific Ocean which constantly get attacked by giant sea monster alien type creatures which come up from the sea and attack. Trained ‘drivers’ use giant robot machines to fight back and this film has the word awesome running through it like a stick of rock.
Del Toro will be using the old ‘Kaiju’ style of filming, the genre used in Japanese films where small sets were used to make actors in costumes look like giants. Of course, this is Del Toro so expect the un-expected, but expect something truly epic! In a recent interview with MTV Del Toro discusses not only his upcoming monster flick Pacific Rim, but also another film which has been making headlines for sometime now.
HP Lovecraft’s At the Mountains of Madness, the film Del Toro promises WILL eventually get made. You can tell by his words here that he is devastated that the project was shelved, but he is determined to make it a reality. The issue was the mega budget needed to make it, and the fact Del Toro wanted to be true to the source material and make this an R-Rating, which ultimately means less appeal to the wider cinema going audience. Tom Cruise was all set to star and things were all on track to get started, then he got the call…
Anyway, have a watch of this short video, hope you enjoy it.
By Matt Wavish